Agile: transformation design approach or organisation blueprint? We see many organisations adopting Agile Business Transformation solutions. While Agile business transformation focus on fast and flexible business digital transformation, the Agile approach also installs a […]
How can dialogue contribute to sustainable business development in business? This was the key question of the key-note presentation delivered to the annual global conference of the International Society for Systems Studies (ISSS), on July 11th in Vienna.
Architects, painters, designers, builders used to work together and made every effort to visualise and implement their dreams and proposals for future generations, while simultaneously visually challenging the cultures, politics and designs of their times. […]
How can we use narratives to make our business and our societies’ systems function better and be more viable-sustainable? There is a story, or narrative, for every woman and man, for every politician and for everything. Narratives provide arguments to accept or reject human activity as the major source of climate change, they create heroes or fire up political scandals, they visualise the positive or negative social or environmental impacts of businesses. This article discusses how narratives are important to accomplish collective tasks and challenges, regardless of whether they share fictitious stories or stories about real events.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, FAO, has recently published its vision document Future of Food and Agriculture. Trends and Challenges.
Dialogue for better societies
How can knowledge and and dialogue contribute to better functioning systems in our societies? This was the leading question I recently delivered the presentation “The Model in the Middle” at Metaphorum 2016. Better functioning systems refer to, for example, industries that develop their business models that produce responsibly, treat workers fairly, and that take a conscious and non-mutilating approach to their environmental and social environments. But they also refer to governments that create better conditions for health, education, poverty reduction, etc. And also to better functioning sales departments or marriages, for that matter.